Brief Curriculum Vitae
|2006||Graduated in Genetics Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, China|
|2009||PhD in Biochemistry and molecular biology Fudan University, Shanghai, China|
|2010||Postdoc in Sheila McCormick’s lab at UC Berkeley|
|2013||Postdoc in Claudia Kohler’s lab at SLU Uppsala|
My research is focused on polyploidy-mediated hybridization barriers in Arabidopsis thaliana. In response to interploidy hybridizations the endosperm fails to cellularize, leading to embryo arrest and seed abortion. The mechanism of interploidy lethality in plants is still to be uncovered. My aim is to elucidate the genetic mechanism underlying interploidy-mediated seed arrest with forward and reverse genetics.